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and to the eastern border with pakistan where al qaeda still operates. general david petraeus is retiring from the army later this month and will become the new director of the c.i.a. mandy clark spoke with him today in kabul about the way forward in afghanistan. >> reporter: the last days of general david petraeus's command have been marked by two major events: the president's decision to begin withdrawing u.s. forces and days later an audacious attack on one of kabul's most important hotels. general petraeus told us the assault should not be seen as a setback. do you really think that the afghan security forces are ready if they can't protect a major hotel in the cap all? >> i can tell you that our special forces who were sporp not leading and not doing-- for the afghan forces who saw the crisis response unit said that they responded very courageously. in fact, that they took the loss of life with the wounded in action i think underscores that fact. >> reporter: but the training of afghan forces is uneven at best. witnesses at the hotel told us some afghan police ran away from the suicide as
held hostage, a soldier from idaho was taken two years ago and is believed to be held in pakistan. >>> al qaeda new terror manual says terrorists can avoid detection by pretending to be gay. the guide was placed on line after osama bin laden was killed. terror experts say that is suggesting al qaeda is determined to launch revenge attacks on the west. >> 8:19. if you have a question for the president just keep it within 140 characters. on wednesday at 11:00 a.m. pacific time president obama will hold his first ever twitter town hall. you need to submit questions early at hash tag ask obama. the co-founder of twitter will select the questions and moderate the forum. >>> president obama will spend today with military families at the white house. tonight they will gather for a concert and fireworks show, this is the third year the first family has honored them with a special 4th of july tribute. >>> troops deployed in the middle east are celebrating at a u.s. base. they are firing up the barbecue. today general david petraeus is celebrating his last 4th of july as u.s. commander ther
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